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219 Famous Quotes by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
8/28/1749 - 3/22/1832
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Johann Wolfgang Goethe     Goethe     Johann Goethe
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The best thing about dreams is that fleeting moment, when you are between asleep and awake, when you don't know the difference between reality and fantasy, when for just that one moment you feel with your entire soul that the dream is reality, and it really happened.

Dreams Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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For the nature of women is closely allied to art

Nature Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Whatever you do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius and power and magic in it.

Dreams Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Then indecision brings its own delays,And days are lost lamenting o'er lost days.Are you in earnest? Seize this very minute;What you can do, or dream you can, begin it;Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.

Dreams Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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We are shaped and fashioned by what we love.

Fashion Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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What is not started today is never finished tomorrow.

Goals Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Everyone hears only what he understands.

Hearing Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Each one sees what he carries in his heart

Heart Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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What is uttered from the heart alone, Will win the hearts of others to your own.

Honesty Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Those who know nothing of foreign languages know nothing of their own.

Language Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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For to give is the business of the rich. [Lat., Denn Geben ist Sache des Reichen.]

Gifts Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe , Source: Hermann und Dorothea (I, 15)

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When I err every one can see it, but not when I lie. [Ger., Wenn ich irre kann es jeder bemerken; wenn ich luge, nicht.]

Lying Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe , Source: Spruche in Prosa (III)

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The society of women is the element of good manners.

Manners Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Thinking is more interesting than knowing, but less interesting than looking

Knowledge Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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The coward only threatens when he is safe. [Ger., Der Fiege droht nur, wo er sicher ist.]

Cowards Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe , Source: Torquato Tasso (II, 3, 207)

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They teach in academies far too many things, and far too much that is useless.

Education Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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A noble person attracts noble people, and knows how to hold on to them.

Nobility Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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The sagacious reader who is capable of reading between these lines what does not stand written in them, but is nevertheless implied, will be able to form some conception.

Reading Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe , Source: Autobiography (bk. XVIII, Truth and Beauty)

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It is in self-limitation that a master first shows himself.

Poetry Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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What is uttered from the heart alone, Will win the hearts of others to your own.

Friendship Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though t'were his own.

Men Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Thinking is easy, acting is difficult, and to put one's thoughts into action is the most difficult thing in the world.

Thinking Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Thinking is more interesting than knowing, but less interesting than looking

Thinking Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what we want most for what we want in the moment

Unhappiness Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action.

Action Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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